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7 Questions with Jun Miyazaki

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7 Questions with Jun Miyazaki

Name: Jun Miyazaki

Current title: Founder and CEO, Ph.D.

Current organisation: OrangeTechlab inc.

Jun has a long experience as an intrapreneur at a large company (Fuji Xerox), and has many experiences to cross “chasm” between the companies’ innovation divisions and start up companies / sales divisions / planning divisions. He has also long experience connecting the Silicon Valley area and Japanese R&D divisions and has made SV’s seeds to be real products.
He initiated at least three products and services from both his own seeds and through start-up collaborations.

7 Questions with Jun Miyazaki

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1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?

How we can make impact to the society

2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?

After I chose an early retirement of a big company, I was an independent consultant for a while. Government research invited me as a visiting researcher and one day, one of my clients asked to start a company to pay the consulting fee as a company not an individual. So i started my own company.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

These days, mostly I am working from home. Schedule is quite flexible, but many remote meetings are coming day by day. Sometimes I have to wake up until midnight, because of the time difference. In those cases, I often wake up late to save my total sleeping time.

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

CEOs should not be busy. Creating a daily cash-flow business model is very important.

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Pinchot, Intrapreneuring.
https://www.pinchot.com/intrapreneuring/
This book helped me how to survive as an entrepreneur in a big company, and also suggested to me how I can consult other companies.

6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?

It is important to create and maintain relationships with top management as strong stakeholders.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?

The gods dwell in the details